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Mummification dry or shrivel up:
ba + Ka the ancient Egyptians believed that a human soul was made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. In addition to these components of the soul there was the human body
canopic jars a covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the entrails from an embalmed body.
great pyramid The Great Pyramid was originally 481 feet, five inches tall (146.7 meters) and measured 755 feet (230 meters) along its sides. Covering an area of 13 acres, or 53,000 square meters, it is large enough to contain the European cathedrals of Florence, Milan, St. Peters, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's.
King khufu Khufu was the second pharaoh of the 4th dynasty; he followed his possible father, king Sneferu, on the throne. He is generally accepted as having commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but many other aspects of his reign are rather poorly documented.
Sphinx a winged monster of Thebes, having a woman's head and a lion's body. It propounded a riddle about the three ages of man, killing those who failed to solve it, until Oedipus was successful, whereupon the Sphinx committed suicide.
Old kingdom The Old Kingdom is the name commonly given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization in complexity and achievement – the first of three so-called "Kingdom" periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the lower Nile Valle
middle kingdom The definition of Middle Kingdom is what the Chinese Empire was known as historically by the Chinese, and the period of Egyptian history 2000-1785 B. C. An example of the Middle Kingdom were the 18 provinces of China.
New kingdom The New Kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt.
Queen hatshepsu hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt. She reigned between 1473 and 1458 B.C. Her name means “foremost of noblewomen.” Her rule was relatively peaceful and she was able to launch a building program that would see the construction of a great temple at Deir el-Bahari at Luxor
Tutankhameh He is colloquially referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun".
Ramses 2 (the great) Ramesses II (alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses and known to the Egyptians as Userma'atre'setepenre, which means 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra', known also as Ozymandias and as Ramesses the Great) was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty.
Cleopatra European butterfly related to the brimstone, with wings that vary from pale cream to orange-yellow.
Scribe a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented
Hieroglyphics writing consisting of hieroglyphs.
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